Tuesday's are all about illustrating your faith here on the blog, where we bring you projects that show how to work your faith and your beliefs into the creative outlets that we all know and love. Our Illustrated Faith focused designers combine the Bella Blvd and Illustrated Faith brands and products in a variety of projects that we hope will inspire you in one way or another.
“Testimony”, by Carol Chastain.
I am documenting my December in a mini album this year. While most of the spreads contain tons of Christmas Cheer, I am also including the hard stuff - particularly, the passing of my Great Grandmother. This is a difficult subject to tackle during the grieving process, yet in this Christmas season I am reminded of the Hope that Jesus brings, and without Him we would not have the hope of eternal life. So I thought it would be particularly fitting to use the verse from 1 John 5:11 combined with a photo of some flowers that were given in memory of her. I did a bit of journaling reflecting on this and her life, as well as including the card that came with the flowers. I am just loving how God's Word can be brought into my memory keeping in a way that speaks truth and hope.
Illustrated Faith: Love It, Say It Colorful, Say It Black and White, Wordfetti White, Reminders Washi Tape; Whatever Is Lovely: Admirable, 3x4's, Treasures & Text, Books of the Bible; Fresh Market: Whole 'Lotta Seeds; Clear Cuts: McIntosh Confetti; Amorie Chipboard Alphas: White; Enamel DooDads: Guacamole
“Whatever is Lovely”, by Wendy Antenucci.
Wendy here today, a totally addicted fussy cutter, lol! When I saw the beautiful script words from the Whatever is Lovely collection I had to cut them out. Lovely spoke to me as I was looking at these amazing beach pictures I had taken and was just amazed by the beauty of the scene. As I began to really think about how amazing our Creator is, my next response was to give Him glory.
I paired my pictures with the Art Print that expressed that response. I then chose to use the small alphabets to write out Habakkuk 2:14, "For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of God," on my pictures choosing to just let a few words really pop.
To add a little more color and interest, I cut out a sun from one of the Daily Detail pieces and sewed a few sun rays to add more texture to the page. A pop of black in my border grounded my page.
Fresh Market: Fruitful, Borders, Daily Details, Treasures & Text; Whatever Is Lovely: Praiseworthy, Art Prints; Illustrated Faith: Mini Mint to Be, Mini Mrs. Blueberry; Tiny Text Alpha Stickers: Rainy Day
“Merry & Bright”, by Kelly Holbrook.
Well, you can't see his face, but my son Oskar was totally excited to play out in the snow. If you have any experience with toddlers, you know that lasted only until he got snow in his glove ... which I think was a total of 15 min. I got my inspiration for this geometric heart from Pinterest. I used 2 1/8 inch squares cut in half diagonally, and then pieced them together. I layered on the White Confetti Clear Cut before adding the photo and embellishments.
Whatever is Lovely: Admirable, Lovely, Praiseworthy, Art Prints, 3x4s, Treasures & Text; Illustrated Faith: Mini Olive You, Point It, Black Pen; Tiny Text: Pumpkin Spice, Festive; Clear Cuts: White Confetti; Enamel Dots: McIntosh; Amorie Chipboard Alphas: McIntosh